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long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
spear, gig, fizgig, fishgig, lance(noun)
an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain
small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
a booking for musicians
"they played a gig in New Jersey"
A job for a specified, usually short period of time; -- used especially for the temporary engagements of an entertainer, such as a jazz musician or a rock group; as, a one-week gig in Las Vegas.
a kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig
to fish with a gig
a playful or wanton girl; a giglot
a top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play
a light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise
a long, light rowboat, generally clinkerbuilt, and designed to be fast; a boat appropriated to the use of the commanding officer; as, the captain's gig
a rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth
Origin: [Prob. fr. L. gignere to beget.]
Gig is slang for a musical engagement in which musicians are hired. Originally coined in the 1920s by jazz musicians, the term, short for the word "engagement", now refers to any aspect of performing such as assisting with performance and attending musical performance. More broadly, the term "gigging" means having paid work, being employed. A gig is sometimes called a "set", referring to the set list of compositions played. The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians describes it as "a term commonly applied to a musical engagement of one night's duration only; to undertake such an engagement,". The first documented use of this term in this way appears in 1926: Melody Maker 7 September 1926, with the story byline stating, "One Popular Gig Band Makes Use of a Nicely Printed Booklet."
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Black women have the hardest gig in show business.
Very few truly rely on the gig, it’s tough to take advantage of that speed.
I’m thinking about running for president. You get a house and a car and a plane. It’s a pretty good gig.
We haven't done anything like this for a long time. It's been very special for us and it's a pleasure to do something different, it is nice that we all live in London, we can walk into a tube and come to a gig.
This 'on demand,' or so-called 'gig economy,' is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation but it's also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future.
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- carrossíCatalan, Valencian
- contrato para tocar, empleoSpanish
- keikka, kiusata, keikkailla, [[pyytää]] [[atrain, tuulastaa, atrain, kiesitFinnish
- arpione, calesse, esibizione, gigaItalian
- 仕事, 出演Japanese
- schnabbel, optreden, concertDutch
- dwukółka, występ, giga, koncertPolish
- apresentação, show, gigaPortuguese
- выступле́ние, конце́рт, остро́га, [[музыкальный, двуко́лкаRussian
- tezga, гажа, тезга, gaža, свирка, svirkaSerbo-Croatian
- framträdande, harpun, spelning, gigg, ljuster, gigSwedish
- biểu diễnVietnamese
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